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Equine Flu Outbreak A serious case of equine flu has recently hit the UK, causing a number of British horseracing meetings to be cancelled and fears over the impact on next month’s Cheltenham Festival.

Equine flu is a highly infectious disease that affects horses, mules and donkeys globally, caused by strains of the influenza A virus. It is the most potentially damaging of the respiratory viruses that occur in UK horses and disease symptoms in non-immune animals include high fever, coughing and nasal discharge. Stable owners across the country are on high alert to ensure their horses’ welfare is looked after and will be doing whatever possible to prevent an outbreak happening to their animals.

As equine flu can be highly contagious as well as being transmitted indirectly, including via people, clothing and equipment it is important to ensure all kit, rugs and blankets are washed and disinfected effectively to prevent the disease from spreading.

As the experts in laundry solutions, JLA developed its ground-breaking OTEX ozone system in 2004, in recognition of the need for thorough and reliable disinfection of laundry in many sectors including care homes, hotels and stables. OTEX is a powerful disinfectant that eliminates 99.999% of harmful micro-organisms during a cool wash cycle all whilst saving money on utility bills.

By using OTEX in their washing machines, Stable owners can rest assured that a cool wash cycle will disinfect numnahs, blankets and large rugs and ultimately help to prevent cross-infection on their premises.

For more information on OTEX from JLA, visit our OTEX section or contact us.


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